ON GUARD – Staff Sgt. George Kendall of the Alaska National Guard in Anchorage, left, helps attendees at the Sitka Armory open house dress up in military police riot gear Wednesday night. The open house included information on the Guard's Explorer after-school program, which teaches leadership skills. The free program is open to high school students between the ages of 14 and 20. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Sales Tax Reverts To 5% on Oct. 1

The City and Borough of Sitka’s sales tax rate will revert to 5 percent effective Oct. 1 for all sales, services and short-term rentals unless otherwise exempted.
Although long-term residential rentals are tax exempt, landlords are required to register their rentals with the City and Borough of Sitka’s sales tax offices. Call 747-1840 with questions.  Registration forms may be found on the city’s website www.cityofsitka.com under the ‘‘business’’ tab.  
 The bed tax rate remains the same at 6 percent.  

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